The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)
  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)
  • 4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aims of the courses are:
1. familiarize the student with the approaches that look at the role of the media in the distribution of value in society;
2. enhance critical analytical skills
3. provide the necessary knowledge in support of a professional ethics of accountability

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be familiar with the main concepts used in the analysis of political communication and propaganda

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Fluency in written and spoken English

Recommended or required reading

Edward Bernays,1928. Propaganda. Oxon: Routledge. Available online at External link

Jacques Ellul(1973). Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes. New York: Vintage

Robert W. McChesney, 2013. Digital Disconnect. New York: The New Press.

Study activities

Individual studies - 135 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass a test on course readings


Stocchetti Matteo


Stocchetti Matteo

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-03-18 to 2020-05-15

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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